Sunday, July 20, 2014

Stage Fright (1950)

dir. Alfred Hitchcock

Eve Gill (Jane Wyman) and Jonathan Cooper (Richard Todd) driving away – Watling Street looking at St. Paul’s Cathedral, London EC4. The location is only approximate because the area to the east of St. Paul's Cathedral has been replanned.

Charlotte Inwood’s (Marlene Dietrich) house – 78 South Audley Street, London W1

Jonathan Cooper's apartment – 13 Eaton Mews North, London SW1

Jonathan’s escape – the archway between Eaton Mews North and Eaton Place, London SW1

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art – 62-64 Gower Street, London WC1

Commodore Gill's (Alastair Sim) house – Still searching for this location

Trafalgar Square, London WC2.

Eve meets Detective Wilfred O. Smith (Michael Wilding) – Shepherd's Tavern, 50 Hertford Street, London W1

Eve's house – 11 Church Row, London NW3

Eve’s date with "Ordinary" Smith – Parliament Square, London

Roehampton Club Theatrical Garden Party – this was filmed on a studio backlot

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The Paradine Case


  1. Having just watched the film on TCM it struck me at the time as probably a matte painting, possibly a model, for the bad 'headlight effect' in the second half of the film.

  2. Hi there

    I was wondering if you would be able to tell me the film's connection to Roehampton Club as appears in your last screenshot? Many thanks

    1. The Theatrical Garden Party was an annual charity event held to benefit the Actors Orphanage. The party took place at the Roehampton Club a year before "Stage Fright" was made. Hitchcock was planning to shoot this episode on location, and donate the film's London premiere proceeds to charity. Eventually, he decided to film it on a studio back lot because it was simpler.

  3. Hi,
    My late father was the proud owner of the actual Armstrong Siddeley Typhoon in this film. Sadly, I only recently discovered that it appeared in Stage Fright. My father would have been absolutely thrilled that his pride and joy had once appeared in an Alfred Hitchcock film.